Kate Weare Company : Artists

Ryan Rouland Smith, Dancer

RYAN ROULAND SMITH (Dancer) hails from Colorado where he graduated from the Denver School of the Arts. A recipient of the Carpenter Scholarship, Smith graduated cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Dance and Choreography. While at VCU he performed works by choreographers Stephanie Batten Bland, Christian Von Howard and Kate Weare. A scholarship recipient at the American Dance Festival, Smith worked with John Jasperse and Reggie Wilson as well as performing in the first reconstruction of Bill T. Jones’ Love Redefined. This is his third season with Kate Weare Company, having joined the 2015 tour of Dark Lark and Unstruck.

Current Dancers

  • Douglas Gillespie, Guest Artist
  • Julian De Leon, Dancer and Rehearsal Director
  • Nicole Vaughan-Diaz, Dancer
  • Ryan Rouland Smith, Dancer
  • Kayla Farrish, Dancer
  • Thryn Saxon, Dancer
  • Current Collaborators

  • Sarah Cubbage, Costume Designer
  • Mike Faba, Lighting Designer
  • Curtis Robert Macdonald, Composer
  • Clifford Ross, Set Designer and Fabric Imagery
  • Kurt Perschke, Set Designer
  • Past Collaborators

  • Michael Hearst of One Ring Zero, Composer
  • The Crooked Jades, Composer
  • Michel Galante of Argento Chamber Ensemble, Composer
  • Christopher Lancaster, Composer
  • Brian Jones, Lighting Designer
  • Past Dancers

  • Leslie Kraus, Dancer
  • T.J. Spaur, Dancer
  • Adrian Clark, Founding Dancer
  • Luke Murphy, Dancer Emeritus
  • Jacquelyn Elder, Dancer Emeritus
  • Marlena Penney Oden, Dancer Emeritus
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